A 10-year-old Palestinian child was shot in the head with live ammunition used by Israeli forces during a protest in the occupied West Bank town of Kafr Qaddum, the Palestinian WAFA news agency said. Abdul-Rahman Yasser Shtewi was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition, WAFA reported on[…]
The University of Cape Town has instituted action against a staff member who allegedly posted on Facebook that he wanted to rape and kill his 2-year-old child while he was suffering from depression. UCT spokesperson Gerda Kruger said on Tuesday that the institution was treating the matter as urgent and[…]
Cape Town police are urging residents to assist them in apprehending a man wanted for the rape of a 7 year old girl in Mfuleni. According to police spokesperson, Noliyiso Rwexana, the girl was approached by the suspect around 7:30am on Friday while making her way to school in Nqilo[…]
The shocking discovery that a 5 year old girl from Diep River was allegedly sexual exploited for money and food has prompted child protection social workers to place her into temporary safe care. The Western Cape Department of Social Development said the girl was allegedly being abused and forced to[…]
China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of the strict one-child policy, the ruling Communist Party said on Thursday, a move aimed at alleviating demographic strains on the economy. The policy is a major liberalization of the country’s family planning restrictions,[…]
Child marriage is a human rights violation and is illegal under international law. However, in some countries these laws are not enforced or exceptions are provided for parental consent or traditional and customary laws. Child marriage is said to impact over 15 million girls a year, but Jude Thaddeus from[…]
The North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday granted an urgent application against all major media groups in South Africa to protect the identity of a Cape Town girl who was kidnapped at birth. Judge Eberhard Bertelsmann granted an urgent order in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to the[…]
With child victims of rape and sexual assault often experiencing major difficulties in finding the confidence to testify against alleged perpetrators, it has become an all too common occurrence to see such cases dropped. As such, local child protection NGO, Childline SA has called for better court preparation for victims[…]
The Western Cape’s top child maintenance defaulter, who owes R113,600, appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, the justice department said. The court heard that Faizel Petersen, 39, had not paid maintenance for his four minor children since last year, said regional departmental head Hishaam Mohamed. Petersen was[…]
Feed A Child SA has apologised after its advertisement, meant to raise awareness about starving children, drew heavy criticism. “We apologise for the advertisement. It was not intended to cause harm to anyone,” chief executive Elza Rautenbach told Sapa on Wednesday. The advert which was aired on television, showed a[…]
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